Sometimes, curling up with a big bowl of pasta, a nice glass of wine, and some mindless TV show is the best way to kick back and relax at the end of a long hard day. But most people don't order takeout pasta — spending a lot of money on pasta is usually reserved for dates and meals out (unless, that is, you don't mind getting trays of pasta from Buca di Beppo or your local pizza joint.) However, pasta can always be made at home. What? More toil at the end of the day? Hardly. Never mind looking for the recipes — we've taken the guesswork out of the equation. These are quick, easy, and tasty recipes that will even leave some dough for a nice bottle of pinot.
Even those who are gluten-free can enjoy pasta — check out this recipe which is packed full of flavor. To save time and energy, use store-bought gluten-free pasta. Cooking dinner can indeed be a relaxing experience. It's made all the more so by the huge influx of carbs. Time for bed!
This simple pasta is just as good without pancetta...
— Jessica Chou
The sauce for this dish comes together quickly, while the pasta is cooking, and the chickpeas add protein to round out the meal...
— Molly Aronica
Here's everything you need to know about this recipe: It's inexpensive, easy to make, and delicious...
— Maryse Chevriere
This dish has such fresh clean flavors, and is best eaten with fresh crusty bread and a glass of chilled white wine...
— James Tanner
As our mainstay pasta dish at home, this remains in the comfort zone when away — it's the camping version, putting it all in a pan and leaving to simmer...
— Annie Bell
Anchovies are perfect for making a pasta dish because the oil they are packed in helps to flavor the sauce...
— Shauna James Ahern